retro ceramics

Vintage boxed set of ‘card suit’ ceramic pin dishes, Claude Tabet, Paris, France circa 1950’s

This is a Great boxed set of 4 colourful ceramic pin dishes with a card suit theme, Claude Tabet, Paris, France circa early 1950’s.

A Wonderful boxed set, containing the original fascinating and beautiful shop leaflet. Claude Tabet (1924-1979) was a French artist who branched out into studio pottery, with his own Parisian shops, in the early 1950’s.

Lovely small dishes could be used as pin dishes, paperweights, desk accessories or just as display pieces. The four bowls are shaped like the card suits, hearts, spades, clubs and diamonds, and are very brightly glossy glazed in green, yellow, purple and red.

Very reminiscent of the mid century 1950’s era, similar to the work of Roger Capron in Vallauris, a perfect set to brighten any space.

Would make a Fantastic addition to any collection of French / European studio pottery, and would complement any 1950’s, mid century, retro, vintage, French style, minimal or contemporary interior.

In Excellent Condition, boxed as new! No chips, cracks or crazing.

The box measures 11 x 11 x 2.5cm / 4.5 x 4.5 x 1in.

Each dish measures approx 5 x 5 x 2cm / 2 x 2 x 0.75in.

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Dumler & Breiden Keramik vase, West Germany circa 1970’s

This is a lovely small Dumler & Breiden Keramik vase, West Germany circa 1970’s.

A Fantastic piece of West German ‘Fat Lava’ pottery. Very reminiscent of Studio pottery of the era, and of the complex glazes of master ceramicists such as Marcello Fantoni.

The simple classical baluster form has a base black glossy glaze. This is overlaid with complex crusty lava glazes, in bands, foaming and dripping in black, white and light blue colours, and forming circular motifs on two sides.
These are filled with a wonderful lustrous bronze glaze, and the vase is further enlivened with dripping bands of green and bronze.

Very organic the colours and glazes echoing nature, rocks, earth, fire and water, characteristic of the early 1970’s, echoing a break from Modernism and the Space Age styles.

A Great addition to any collection of West German / Fat Lava / European Art Pottery, and would complement any retro, vintage, 70’s, minimal or contemporary interior.

In Excellent Condition no marks, chips or scratches

Impressed mark to the base ‘479 / 14 Germany’, with the D&B logo.

Measures 14.5 x 7.5 x 7.5cm / 5.75 x 3 x 3in.

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Black and Gold trio by Jasba Keramik, West Germany circa 1950’s

These are a Beautiful trio of small decorative jugs and a bowl by Jasba Keramik, West Germany circa 1950’s.

Striking mid century style, very reminiscent of the 1950’s era. Two jugs with angled handles, one being squat and the other tapered, and a bulbous bowl / pot.

All have the same Fantastic decor, in a glossy black glaze with Gold applied around the rims and the handles. With yellow, blue, turquoise and white feathery stripes and applied elliptical red dots.

Would make a Great addition to any collection of West German or European Pottery and would complement any retro, vintage, 50’s, 60’s, mid century, Hollywood regency or contemporary styled interior.

In Excellent Condition, no chips , some wear to the gilt edges, few very light surface marks, nothing detracts on display.

Measuring: Tall Jug 12 x 6 x 6cm / 4.75 x 2.5 x 2.5in.
Squat Jug 10 x 9 x 9cm / 4 x 3.5 x 3.5in.
Bowl 6 x 7 x 7cm / 2.5 x 2.75 x 2.75in

The bases all have moulded form numbers, but they are not readable, one is stamped Foreign.

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